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Get Ahead Of Cancer

Have you been impacted by cancer?

It’s such a huge question, and sadly, there are probably few people who could answer it with a no.

While it might sometimes feel like getting ahead of cancer is impossible, it’s important to remember that we can all take some simple steps every day to be vigilant about our health. We are responsible, and we can make a difference.

As you may know, February is National Cancer Prevention Month, making this the perfect time to talk about ways to be proactive in getting ahead of cancer.

One way to take control of your health is by getting DNA testing from COUNSYL. They offer not only DNA testing, but also genetic counseling services which can help you learn your risks for certain types of cancer such as breast, ovarian, colon and others, and what you can do to stay ahead of it.

The Counsyl Inherited Cancer Screen assesses your risks based on your DNA, and if you test positive, you have the power to act early on. This is such incredible technology and I love knowing that we’re getting closer and closer to eradicating cancer forever.

By working with your doctor, you can build a proactive health and risk reduction plan including early detection. Detecting cancer early increases survival rates, and the 5-year survival rate for localized breast cancer is 98.6% when caught in early stages.

This is big and it can make a difference in your life and in the lives of the people you love today.

In addition to getting a DNA test, I would also recommend that you take a good look at your lifestyle and daily habits to help get ahead of cancer.

I’ve been really focused on the foods and drinks that I put into my body this year. You don’t have to make drastic changes to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Abstaining from tobacco products, drinking lots of water and eating a diet full of nutrient dense, whole foods are great ways to get ahead of cancer.

When we think of the word cancer, there is a huge element of the unknown. It can be a scary thought, but it’s best to focus on what we can do.

I’m going to be looking into DNA testing myself, as well as keeping up with a healthy lifestyle. I want to be around for my kids for as long as possible and I don’t want to be complacent when there is so much I can do now be fit, healthy and get a handle on my risk factors for cancer.

I’m worth it, and so are you!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Counsyl. The opinions and text are all mine.

Crissy Page

Hi, I'm Crissy, the founder and editor of Parent Pretty. I'm a 30-something mom from Ohio who loves photography, my two beautiful children, and Diet Coke. You might recognize me from my main blog, Dear Crissy. You can also find me on Twitter @Crissy.

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